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Just wondering, as I have not caught many of the short fins, in the past. Are there different strategies you go to when these stubborn guys have lock jaw? Have heard stories about fishing light gear in order to get these finicky guys to bite?
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using bait.. long soak away from the boat, short FC topshot straight to the spectra, small hook, fish the bow....sometimes you need to go deep add the appropiate size slideing sinker .....wake up early start fishing a hour before gray light.....fish at dusk till a hour after it gets dark. JMO
 

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They're pretty much like any other tuna. When it gets to be a picky bite on Albacore, you do the standard things. Lighter line, but don't go crazy. Smaller hooks, and depending on the time of the season, maybe a smaller bait will do the trick, too.

I now use circle hooks only when fishing the slide because I got ruined last year when I got picked up fishing a J hook and the fish ate it deep. When the hook set, it was in his gut so I eventually got chewed, and that was an Albacore.

But, when it's a plunker and there's one or two going in the drift, go up to the bow and underhand lob your bait out there and let it drift. Sometimes the boat will be drfiting along pretty good, and they really go on the chew and a nose hooked bait will get bit just as well as a butt hooked one.

Better go soon before the seiners get 'em all!
 

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Thanks, Yeah TRUE about the seiners. Word is out about the Blue Fin and they are probably sending the planes, copters up. Hopefully, the fish are spread out in the cooler water and have a surviving chance this spring. Not going until 6/27. See ya at the Bow!
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If they're eating the chum, fish them like Albacore, in the back of the boat where the chum is being thrown. Skipper decides to drift for a plunker job, nose hook w/fluoro, away from the boat. You're going to be drifting, wind in your face, bait way out there. Butt hook, dragging the bait assbackwards, not good. Not all boats have the same honey hole. The bow is not always the place to be (depends on the boat). Ask the crew where the sweet spot is. Yo yo chrome, chrome/blue, blue/white gets BFTs too. Seiners doing what they do, even before the first sport caught fish was landed, what I heard. REK.

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HD said:
What fishy said. If that doesn't work, do what I do. Throw the 6lb. :) I gotta 30lber that way once.
Sorry Bruce, but except for the Private Boater or Six Pack angler, that's terrible advice. Besides if I hear one more time about how you catch tuna on 6 lb, I think I'm gonna need some dramamine!
 

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Steve K said:
HD said:
What fishy said. If that doesn't work, do what I do. Throw the 6lb. :) I gotta 30lber that way once.
Sorry Bruce, but except for the Private Boater or Six Pack angler, that's terrible advice. Besides if I hear one more time about how you catch tuna on 6 lb, I think I'm gonna need some dramamine!
Hey Steve, I have some fresh 8 pound I can spool for ya.....it works great on a snoopy rod......besides I have plenty of scopace. I have got tuna on 6 pound as well but it is a real chore to get that hook set in the side of a can:p There are two ends of the boat......one is flat and one is pointy.......pick the upswell end and be ready to wind.

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titan05 said:
Steve K said:
HD said:
What fishy said. If that doesn't work, do what I do. Throw the 6lb. :) I gotta 30lber that way once.
Sorry Bruce, but except for the Private Boater or Six Pack angler, that's terrible advice. Besides if I hear one more time about how you catch tuna on 6 lb, I think I'm gonna need some dramamine!
Hey Steve, I have some fresh 8 pound I can spool for ya.....it works great on a snoopy rod......besides I have plenty of scopace. I have got tuna on 6 pound as well but it is a real chore to get that hook set in the side of a can:p
Behave you two.........:\

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REK said:
Yo yo chrome, chrome/blue, blue/white gets BFTs too.

REK.
Absolutely!

I have caught BFTs on the blue/chrome when no one was getting bit well on bait!

Throw the jig down swell and sink it out, letting it continue to drop until the boat is almost caught up up with it. Put the reel in gear and wind like hell! And don't forget to use a single hook on your jig. They really do hold better in a tuna. ;)


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